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05.04 Understanding 20th Century Poetry
Transcript of 05.04 Understanding 20th Century Poetry
Literary works concerning modernism by Erza Pound and other authors
Stream of consciousness: literary device used to portray the human thought process
1912 - Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, is founded by Harriet Monroe in Chicago
1913 and 1914 - Frost made use of traditional stanzas and crafted the language of common speech into traditional poetic form in two poems he published in 1913 and 1914
1922 - "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot is published. Filled with fragments, competing voices, learned allusions, and deeply buried personal details, the poem was read as a dark diagnosis of a disillusioned generation and of the modern world.
Literature of the 1920s reflected the outburst in African American culture (Harlem Renaissance)
Pessimistic and depressing literary works reflected the troubles in the world at that time
Stock market crash
World War II
Spanish Civil War
Rise of Fascism
1936 - Robert Frost's "A Further Range" is published
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